Friday, February 19, 2010

Howard County Pedestrian Accident

There is an abundance of laws in Maryland that address situations involving pedestrians that are injured by an automobile while crossing a street. The key inquiry is such accidents are whether or not the pedestrian was inside or out of a crosswalk. As a general rule, pedestrians have the right of way when they are in a crosswalk. However, in the event that a person is crossing a street outside of a crosswalk that person has an obligation to use the greatest care to protect themselves from injury.

Earlier this year an eighteen-year-old man from Columbia, Maryland was attempting to cross Little Patuxent Parkway between Vantage Point Road and Columbia Road when he was truck by an oncoming car. The police said that the young man was wearing dark clothes and was not in a cross walk when he was struck. He was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma where he presented with serious injuries.

If you, a family member, or someone you know has been injured as the result of being a pedestrian or if you would like more information on car accidents please contact Portner & Shure for a free consultation.

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